Articles by Meera Chindooroy

Cladding: Building Safety Bill becomes law, NRLA secures funding for many landlords

Following a robust campaign by the NRLA, the UK Government reversed its original suggestion to completely exclude leaseholder landlords from plans for developers to cover the cost of cladding remediation in medium-rise blocks.

Campaigns Meera Chindooroy 28/04/2022
Cladding: Building Safety Bill becomes law, NRLA secures funding for many landlords

Homes for Ukraine scheme: what's the latest?

The Homes for Ukraine sponsorship scheme saw a huge amount of interest from households looking to host those fleeing the conflict, when it launched in March. As the scheme remains in its early stages, there are still a number of questions to be fully answered about the implications for landlords.

Campaigns Meera Chindooroy 19/04/2022
Homes for Ukraine scheme: what's the latest?

Cladding - how many let properties will be covered by the UK Government's plans for medium-rise buildings?

Today, potential changes to the Building Safety Bill are being debated in the House of Lords, including consideration of amendments concerning leaseholder landlord inclusion in remediation funding.

Industry News Meera Chindooroy 29/03/2022
Cladding - how many let properties will be covered by the UK Government's plans for medium-rise buildings?

New Right to Rent rules in place from 6 April

From 6 April 2022, changes to Right to Rent legislation will come into force, affecting checks for some groups of tenants. You can see the draft guidance which will come into force from 6 April 2022 on the GOV.UK website. Please note that the existing guidance remains in place until then, as outlined on our resources page.

Industry News Meera Chindooroy 25/03/2022
New Right to Rent rules in place from 6 April

Scrapping New Homes Tax Would Raise 10 Billion

The Government could benefit to the tune of 10 billion if it scrapped the stamp duty levy on the purchase of homes to rent out.

Industry News Meera Chindooroy 15/03/2022
Scrapping New Homes Tax Would Raise 10 Billion

UK Government announces Homes for Ukraine scheme: what landlords need to know

The UK Government has today announced its Homes for Ukraine scheme, calling for sponsors to register their interest in providing accommodation to those fleeing the conflict. Here's what landlords need to know.

Industry News Meera Chindooroy 14/03/2022
UK Government announces Homes for Ukraine scheme: what landlords need to know

Cladding- Government open to discussion about support for private landlords

This week, Lord Naseby raised an amendment to the Building Safety Bill which would ensure all individual landlords renting out leasehold properties would be included in the Government's plans that no leaseholders should pay to remediate unsafe cladding. NRLA deputy director of campaigns and policy Meera Chindooroy writes about what landlords need to know.

Industry News Meera Chindooroy 04/03/2022
Cladding- Government open to discussion about support for private landlords

Blog: Energy efficiency and tax allowances - LESA revisited

In the fourth post in our blog series on future changes to minimum energy efficiency standards, we make the case for the UK Government to reintroduce a tax allowance for landlords who are undertaking energy efficiency works.

Insights and Opinions Meera Chindooroy 06/12/2021
Blog: Energy efficiency and tax allowances - LESA revisited

Blog: Energy efficiency - how to account for regional variations?

In the second post in our blog series on future changes to minimum energy efficiency standards, we make the case for targeting central government funding to areas with lower property values, and utilising tax incentives to create a sales market for properties which need significant energy efficiency upgrades.

Insights and Opinions Meera Chindooroy 22/11/2021
Blog: Energy efficiency - how to account for regional variations?

Rental reform white paper pushed back to 2022

The UK Government has this week confirmed that its planned white paper on rental reform has been pushed back to 2022.

Industry News Meera Chindooroy 28/10/2021
Rental reform white paper pushed back to 2022